The first thing you need to know about this home is that the rooms — apart from the kitchens and bathrooms — are mere suggestions. And this is by design. Mexican architect Manuel Parra worked with the owners to...
Sometimes, more is really more. Especially when it comes to the Victorians for whom no design embellishment -- from the bustle to the balustrade -- was ever too much in the pursuit of beauty. This four-story row house at 1512...
The first thing you need to know about the stone and cedar Colonial at 4934 Indian Lane NW (Spring Valley) is that it was once owned by General Omar Bradley. It appropriately reflects all the gracious proportions, elegant details,...
With the death of Florence Knoll last month, it seemed fitting to devote this week’s column to a home that reflects the forward-thinking design aesthetic that informed her work and which remains visually and functionally relevant and appealing today. The...
Yellow is having a moment. From fashion to furnishings, it says “fresh starts” and “new beginnings” in a way no other color can. The pale yellow-brick townhouse at 1724 35th St, NW is now living its new —and best—life. Built...
Here are some of the top magazines and e-newsletters filled with tips, insights and guidance to help you decorate your house the way you want. DOMINO: Domino is the ultimate guide for a stylish life and home. Discover your personal...
There’s a fairy-tale quality to the Wardman Tower. Located on one of Washington’s highest topographical points, the Woodley Park landmark has long occupied a unique vantage point in the cultural and architectural life of the city. From the grandeur...
The historic Wardman Tower has reopened after a thorough restoration, featuring 32 luxury condo units at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW. The two- to four-bedroom units range in price from $2.5 million to $9 million in...
Like the ubiquitous cherry blossoms, new boutique condominium complexes are rising up everywhere, transforming neighborhoods throughout the city. One such property is 3812 Rose—a century-old semi-detached Wardman-style townhouse on 13th St NW that has been refreshed and reimagined by...
The District’s compact size means that many leafy residential pockets sit a mere stone’s throw from thriving commercial areas. Unlike in many sprawling areas across the U.S., many District residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation...

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